Etymology
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lesser (adj.)

early 13c., a double comparative, from less (adj.) + -er (2). Johnson calls it "a barbarous corruption of less, formed by the vulgar from the habit of terminating comparatives in -er." As an adverb from 1590s; now generally poetic or obsolete except in expressions such as lesser-known (1813) and lesser of two evils.

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Definitions of lesser

lesser (adj.)
smaller in size or amount or value;
the lesser powers of Europe
the lesser anteater
lesser (adj.)
of less size or importance;
the lesser anteater
the lesser of two evils
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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